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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2006, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just want to double check my thoughts. Last night my Vulcan wouldn't start unless I jumped the seleniod and pushed onto the starter button at the same time. This is definatly the starter relay, right?

Ignition switch keys up the lights, so thats working. Fuses are healthy. Dont knkow what else it could be.

Any insight will be appreciated.
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Battery.

You don't have to push the start button. Just jump the solenoid. What battery do you have?

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My info on the problem

The batery that I have is a 14la2. It is in good shape and healthy.
Jumping the starter seleniod is just kicking over the engine, but nothing more.
It is only when I have my finger on the start button as well as jumping the seleniod that the bike will actually fire over.
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That sounds weird. Jumping the solenoid should allow the bike to start as long as the ignition is switched on. All the starter button does is energise the plunger inside the solenoid which makes the contacts.
Something must be wired up wrong if the bike only fires if the start button is pressed.

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That sounds like a wiring problem. The start button should only kick the solenoid if certain conditions are met (in neutral, in gear with clutch in, ignition switch on). Oh, how are you jumping the solenoid? Nut to nut?

In any case, can you give us more info about your bike? year model, how long you've had it, new or used, mileage, any modifications, any previous trouble, etc...

Like the other Ernie just said, "Jumping the solenoid should allow the bike to start as long as the ignition is switched on."

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My bike is a 1995 Vulcan 750.
The wiring other than needing to change the kick stand switch is stock as the day it came off the showroom.
I am jumping the post on the seleniod with a good old fashioned screwdriver.I will kick the motor over ,but thats it the motor just rotates. It's not until I use a combination of the two. The start button and jumping the seleniod the I actually get ingnition. As far as I can telll there isn't a loose conection or break in the wiring.
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My bike is a 1995 Vulcan 750.
The wiring other than needing to change the kick stand switch is stock as the day it came off the showroom.
I am jumping the post on the seleniod with a good old fashioned screwdriver.I will kick the motor over ,but thats it the motor just rotates. It's not until I use a combination of the two. The start button and jumping the seleniod the I actually get ingnition. As far as I can telll there isn't a loose conection or break in the wiring.
If there is a problem with the kick stand switch is probably why you are having to hit starter switch. The kick stand jumper is not allowing motor to run without kick stand and starter jumpers combined.

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thanx for the help

It turns out the problem was the side stand safety swith. I should have know. I have had to replace the thing for the same reason in the past.

I do apreciate the advice and help that everbody has given me.
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Thanks for the update!

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